Bureau of Forestry

Conserving Penn's Woods


Our Mission and What We Do

Learn more about our mission of conserving Pennsylvania's forests and wild plant communities.  Download a factsheet. Read our strategic plan, "Penn's Woods: Sustaining our Forests." 


2016 State Forest
Resource Management Plan

View the plan, State Forester’s letter, news release, changes summary, and responses to public comment.


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DCNR Riparian Forest Buffer Grant Program

The DCNR Riparian Forested Buffer Program provides reimbursable grants to organizations to establish riparian forest buffers.


Hemlock Conservation Plan

DCNR-Bureau of Forestry has developed a conservation plan for eastern hemlock. Public and private land managers can review the plan and email comments & questions to ra-nreasternhemlock@pa.gov by December 15.



Natural Gas Drilling on State Forests

DCNR manages state forests for the environmentally sound utilization of mineral resources.


News & Events

Check out the latest news and information about forests and the Bureau of Forestry. To find State Forest events in your area go to the State Forest Events Calendar



Shale Gas Monitoring Program

DCNR has established a shale-gas monitoring program to evaluate and report on impacts of shale-gas development to the state forest system.


Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP)

Find information on everything from tag availability, to places to hunt, to harvest reports.



State Forest Road and Trail Advisories

Find the latest advisories for roads and trails in state forests.


DCNR Interactive Map

An interactive map showing State Forest, State Parks and Geologic resources for the entire state. 


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Wild Resource Conservation Program

WRCP identifies research and conservation needs, provides grants and ensures the flow of information between researchers, conservationists and educators.

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Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program

PNHP is charged with the tracking of all threatened, endangered, rare and vulnerable species, natural communities and geologic features in the Commonwealth.



Become a Conservation Volunteer

Find out how you can help out in your local state forest or state park.